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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening heart pieces: Where to find every location

Link's Awakening heart pieces
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening heart pieces are a returning feature seen throughout most of the Legend of Zelda series. There's 32 Link's Awakening heart pieces to collect in total, and while some are easy to find and presented on a figurative platter, others are rather tricky. If you're jumping into The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch, read on for our complete guide to all of the Link's Awakening heart pieces.

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1. Mabe Village

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Mabe Village

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On the way towards the Mysterious Forest, jump from the ledge down the well.

2. Fishing Minigame 1

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Fishing Minigame 1

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There’s a fishing minigame in the north of Mabe Village that costs 10 rupees to play. Catch your first fish.

3. Trendy Game 1

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Trendy Game 1

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The Trendy Game in south-east Mabe Village. It costs 10 rupees to play.

4. Koholint Prairie 1

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Koholint Prairie

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Between the Mysterious Forest and the Witch’s House – use Roc’s Feather to leap over the holes.

5. Koholint Prairie 2

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Koholint Prairie

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6. Pothole Field

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Pothole Field

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On your way to collect the Slime Key, find the piece in the top right corner of the field.

7. Mabe Shop

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Mabe Shop

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Available from the beginning of the game, buy this piece for 200 Rupees.

8. Animal Village

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Animal Village

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Walk out the bottom left exit of Animal Village, and follow the path around to the top left.

9. Yarna Desert

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Yarna Desert

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In the room underneath the boss Lanmola, bomb the northern wall.

10. Mysterious Forest 1

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Mysterious Forest 1

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In the first hollowed out log, push the boulders out of your way and use the Power Bracelet to lift the skulls.

11. Angler's Tunnel

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Angler's Tunnel

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Swim east from the entrance of Angler’s Tunnel and enter the first cave you find.

12. Martha's Bay

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Martha's Bay

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Dive in the water just south of the mermaid statue in Martha’s Bay.

13. Tabahl Wasteland

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Tabahl Wasteland

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Located in the top right of Tabahl Wasteland.

14. Tal Tal Mountains 1

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Tal Tal Mountains 1

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On the way to Angler’s Tunnel, you’ll pass a room with a boulder puzzle and a Heart Piece. Exit out the near door and come back in to help solve it.

15. Kanalet Castle

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Kanalet Castle

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Swim east from Angler’s Tunnel, down the waterfall and down the left of the castle. Dive beside the drawbridge.

16. Turtle Rock

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Turtle Rock

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Making your way through the dungeon, this is located outside, up the stairs on top.

17. Trendy Game 2

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Trendy Game 2

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There’s a second piece available in the Trendy Game for 10 rupees.

18. Seashell Mansion

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Seashell Mansion

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Collect five seashells to win a piece of heart.

19. Tal Tal Mountains - West

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Tal Tal Mountains - West

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Located on the path to Turtle Rock, head west from the area the boulders are falling.

20. Rapid Ride 1

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Rapid Ride 1

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Beat the Rapid Race in over 30 seconds.

21. Rapid Ride 2

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Rapid Ride 2

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Collect it from the island in the middle during the Rapid Raid, manoeuvre down the left side of the rapids.

22. Animal Village 1

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Animal Village 1

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Walk north from the village to where you can hookshot across the river. Hookshot across and head down the stairs on the left bank.

23. Ukuku Prairie 1

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Ukuku Prairie 1

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Located in a cave immediately right of Mabe Village.

24. Animal Village 2

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Animal Village 2

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Located in a cave in the top right corner behind Animal Village. Bombs and Hookshot required inside.

25. Ancient Ruins

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Ancient Ruins

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There’s a cave you can swim to directly north of the Ancient Ruins.

26. Tal Tal Mountains 2

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Tal Tal Mountains 2

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West of the birdkeeper’s house, where we find Marin on the bridge. Head as far west as possible, and down the steps. Bomb the southern wall.

27. Fishing Minigame 2

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After catching a little fish, catching a bigger one will net you a second piece of heart.

28. Mysterious Forest 2

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Mysterious Forest 2

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In the hollow log at the north of the forest, with the entrance obstructed by rocks. Hookshot required inside.

29. Ukuku Prairie 2

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Ukuku Prairie 2

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Head into a cave on the Prairie, and bomb the eastern wall inside.

30. & 31. Dampé’s Shack

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Dampé's Shack

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30. Complete the fourth mission “ Fill Up Your Hearts”. 

31. Complete the mission “Passageway Central” which also sees you get a full heart container.

32. Martha's Bay 2

Link's Awakening heart piece location: Martha's Bay 2

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Dash jump to the staircase located to the right of the phone booth in Martha’s Bay.

Make sure you also check our step-by-step Link's Awakening walkthrough to complete the entire game, and watch our video review of the game below.